Young wife Melody has never been to a funeral – until her husband dies in a plane crash. Expected to instantly assume proper widowhood, Melody is left to wonder, what's the right way to grieve? Fortunately, her mother-in-law is a professional. Widow, that is. Under her guidance, Melody must try her best to be a good little widow. A sad comedy about loss and longing.
CRITIC'S PICK "[Brunstetter] writes fresh, unfussy dialogue and characters who earn their laughs and emotional moments by honest means. It’s evident that she feels a generous affection for all four people onstage..." - The New York Times, Read More
"Brunsetter’s script tackles the themes of grief and death in a nuanced, authentic way, focusing on the smaller moments rather than overly dramatic tear-filled ones." Theatre is Easy, Read More
Be a Good Little Widow premiered at Ars Nova in New York City in May 2011 under the direction of Stephen Brackett.